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days. we were down a couple of days ago in the u.s. virgin islands where we saw this as a much more powerful storm than we are feeling it here. in the virgin islands we were there and it was really strong enough to take roof its off of buildings and knock down trees, quite a bit of structural damage in the north eastern caribbean. real concern for life and limb. here in virginia, we are seeing a very different story because the storms moved so slowly, about 15 or 18 miles per hour, you can really leap-frog and keep up with it. >>> what are you hearing? are there people that left thinking the storm would do more as they come around and turn back. and this may be a great holiday weekend after all? >> it really depends on how travel goes tomorrow. it depends on how much rain is dumped on us and whether the itd flights go in on time.nn virginia beach was expecting a w huge tourist weekend. both the american musich the festival with reo speed wagon w set to play here as well osoc a the rock and roll halfhon, marathon. as many as 20,000 marathoners are expected to come here. a busy weeken
's president says the u.s. could have been behind the 9/11 attacks. we'll run down the list of all the president's men packing their bags. live from the studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. house republicans today rolled out the document they hope will be their ticket to majority status. pledge to america has 21 plags of promises, many a direct slap at president obama. democrats were quick to respond today. correspondent shannon bream looks at the fine print of the pledge. >> washington has made the problem worse. >> reporter: today, republican leaders vowed if they retake the majority of the seats in the house november 2, that will change. outlined in the pledge to america, beefing up the national security can, repealing healthcare legislation and reigning in government size and spending. >> this president and this congress put this nation on the road to bankruptcy and they're pressing down on the accelerator. time to press on the break and put us back on the road to recovery and opportunity. >> reporter: republicans say they plan to do tha
all right. that does it for me. i'm greg gutfeld and i will see you next time. us. greta is next. >> greta: governor tim pawlenty draws a line in the san . saying no to health care money in a stunning and bold move. governor pawlenty issues an executive order them to reject discretionary funs from the federal health care law. good evening governor do. i have it correct? if so why did you do it? >> that's a fair summary. i did it for in reason, i and a lot of other people have had it. federal government is acting like a financial drug dealer handing out tastes or free samples trying to get people further area addicted and we had it and we are not taking the bait any more, not taking the free samples any more in is an executive order that says we are sending a strong message and make sure the policies are for minnesota not because some big bureaucracy tells us what to do. >> o' >> greta: secretary sebelius says the victims may be the people of minnesota and some in minnesota, i think the nurses' association has firing -- has come out firing shots at you who is with you on this in m
. i'm bret baier. supporters of the u.s. military policy against openly gay personnel scores a major victory today. but half a world away, american service members mourn the loss of several u.s. troops in a tragic accident. as a nato helicopter went down in southern afghanistan, making this the deadliest year in almost nine-year war. reporter conor powell has details from from kabul. >> reporter: helicopter crashes are fairly common in afghanistan, most due to mechanical failure and sometimes weather. in the past, taliban hit and brought down u.s. and international helicopters. in this case, the military says there are no reports of enemy fire in the area when the helicopter went down. they're discounting taliban claims they shot down the helicopter. the helicopter went down in an area that was a violent and nasty part of afghanistan where the taliban do roam free and are very, very strong. in addition to the nine u.s. troops killed, three other people including a u.s. civilian were also injured. today's deaths bring the total number of foreign troops killed to 529, a single-year rec
to use stimulus money to save jobs of public workers and believes they have a different take on taxes. >> they want better working conditions. where does that come from? from government spending and taxes that have to be levied on the private sector workers to pay for this. >> the president says his goal is rebuilding the middle class after years of union decline. he says a good job, good wages, secure retirement, healthcare benefits are union ideas but the unions lost much of their clout over the last two generations. their share of the workforce used to be three times as large. shannon? >> shannon: wendell goler at the white house. the president's next move to help the ailing economy involves the issues of tax cuts but exactly which taxes to cut and how to pay for the cut is a major bone of contention. chief washington correspondent jim angle explains. >> president obama's desperately searching for anything that would help the economy and reduce the possibility of deep democratic losses in november. which is why senator cane characterizes the latest ideas this way. >> we like to see
, the local police chief here confirmed that the gunman was shot dead at 4:48 eastern and officers used lethal force to take him out. he confirmed that the suspect which we identified as james lee entered the building at approximately 1:00 eastern. he carried with him a vest, and also a gun. in addition, we learned a few minutes ago he had two boxes. and two back packs. police here are still work ing under the theory that the boxes and back packs still in the building behind me may contain explosives. we learned that negotiation process or a communication began with the gunman. it went on for a couple of hours and then around 4:00, things were not going well and the tension was ratcheting up. at this point, tactical officers had moved in to the ground forearea of the discover -- ground floor area of the discovery building and they were able to see the gunman james lee with a camera that was now in place. just before 4:48, the suspect pulled out the handgun and pointed it at the hostage. one of the hostages. it was at that point that the police here felt that the hostages were in imminent dange
's new optical scan voting system which replaced mechanical machines which were used for decades. that's a royal screwup and it's completely unacceptable. it means some voters waited for hours and other voters may not have a chance to cast their ballots at all. >> reporter: well, whoever wins the democrat primary in harlem will face michael falkner, a christian minister and likely faces an uphill battle. the number of registered republicans, 5%. the former candidates rick laz yo against carl paladino a party favorite. he promises to take what he calls a baseball bat to albany. >> bret: thank you, looking ahead to november. a snapshot of how some key races are shaping up according to polls. marco rubio has a lead over charlie crist running as an independent and meek in the senate contest there. public pat tomby leads joe sustek. sharon angle has a one point lead on majority leader harry reid and in ohio, he's up among likely voters and incumbent governor ted strickland in ohio trails former congressman john kasich. and in california a statistical dead heat with barbara boxer leading ca
're seeing a recovery. none of us are satisfied with the rate of the recovery. none of us are satisfied with the sustained high levels of unemployment. >> reporter: the pain of the slow pace of recovery was made clear today in an annual report by the u.s. census, telling what many americans already now the loss of jobs for the last two years, driven the poverty levels for working age americans to the highest since 1960's. 39.8 million people to 43.6 million meaning one in seven americans are in poverty. >> getting the labor going and economy going, that's the problem for us. >> reporter: since unemployment doesn't fall until about a year, that number is likely to get worse. >> bret: thanks, the s & p gave back about a half point. the nasdaq was up 2. the debate over extending the bush era tax cuts to avoid a tax increase in tough times continues on capitol hill, but it isn't just whether to extend them, but also, how the legislative process would move forward and even what they should be called. correspondent james rosen gets into the specifics. >> house minority leader john boehner s
. for that reason, as a precaution, the u.s. coast guard is closing state commercial ports in moorhead city and also in wilmington and ordering vessels to stay in their mooring as a precaution until the hurricane moves out of the waters. >> jim: thank you, and be safe. another offshore oil rig exploded. west of the site where b.p. oil rig did in april. 13 crew members were rescued but one was injured. the rest are said to be tired and hungry. >> it's certainly too early to know what sparked the fire. the coast guard plans to do interview with those rescued to determine the cause of the fire. >> the coast guard is backing off the earlier assessment a mile-long oil sheen was seen coming from the rig. however, officials say the raging fire has since been extinguished. diplomats tried before but gotten nowhere. senior white house correspondent major garrett looks at the middle east peace prospect and process for success. >> reporter: in the last 24 hours, president obama thrown the ornamental and diplomatic weight of the office behind middle east peace talks, talks some see as doomed to fail. >> they ha
into defense of his administration on a number of issue, first and foremost, the u.s. economy. the president hoping for the best, but bracing for the wor worst. >> reporter: president obama conceded the painfully slow economy may cost the democrats in november. >> for the all the progress we've made, we're not there yet. that means the people are frustrated and angry. >> it was his first formal news conference since may and likely the last before voters go to the polls this fall. >> and since i'm the president, and democrats have controlled the house and the senate, it's understandable that people are saying, you know, what have you done. >> reporter: party chairman michael steele was asking what the first thing the republicans might do if they win the house and senate. >> cutting the burdens due to taxes that are pushing down the ability of small businesses to grow, cutting down the spending of this administration. >> reporter: mr. obama defended his plan to let the bush administration tax cuts expire for people making more than $250,000 a year, which republican senator mitch mcconnell s
are fully met and fully securing the u.s. borders. get analysis on this from fox news political editor, digital. chris, first, what jumps out at you from all of this? >> the first thing you notice here are what is not here. what is not here is the emphasis on social issue, that you saw from republican, especially in the 2006 and majority years that you saw a lot of talk by social issues. this is emphatically on fiscal policy, emphatically on economy. that's where they are. >> bret: mike pence in the value voter summit last week, said he was, he wanted to see the values issues in here. he lost the battle in the republican fight. >> we know the negotiations on the document were ongoing through the week and congressman pence pushed hard for stronger focus on social issues. we know he got a lot of pushback from senior members of the party saying this is not the time and that's not what we want to talk about. we have hints basically that indicate it might be broken up over the issue. john boehner found a way to patch over the differences and get them over the finish line. >> bret: we had hi
, muslims do not want us to burn the koran. the imam has agreed to move the mosque, we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> reporter: well, the pastor's claims about imam rauf seem completely at odds with what the imam said on a television interview last night. >> the spiritual leader behind the so-called ground zero mosque claims not building it is now a matter of national security. imam rauf says if that opponents have their way, forcing the project to be moved or abandoned that would only inflame muslim radicals and endanger american lives. >> our national security now, it hinges on how we negotiate this, how we speak about it and what we do. >> he says had he known the project would have generated such opposition he would not have proposed it in the first place, but now, it's too late. >> if we move from that location, the story will be that the radicals have taken over the discourse. the headlines in the muslim world will be that islam is under attack. >> reporter: opponents such as 9/11 family member debra burling
the republican cannibalism i was ahead in the polls. and, you know, if we can put this behind us and do some damage repair and, you know, then we can turn the two-point lead to a 10-point lead. >> some republicans fear o'donnell will cost them the chance to win the seat joe biden held for 0 years as well -- 30 years as well as deny them a critical seat needed to win in the majority. >> it's clear that the tea party movement has the upper hand in the republican primary electorate. that is not the general election. >> meanwhile, in new jersey, establishment favorite won the g.o.p. nomination to face democratic congressman paul hodes in november. the win was so close against conservative glamante, it was not decided until this afternoon. >> despite all the tension between tea party conservatives and establishment republicans and whether it's a good thing or bad thing that tea party candidates keep winning there are two things that are benchmarks undeniable. since the primaries began more than 4 million republican ballots have been cast over democrats. and in delaware, where christine o'donnell
in crucial november elections took just down the street from us this afternoon to invitational-only town hall style meeting. the make-up of the audience may have been in his favor, mike emanuel said the subject matter had the president on the defensive. >> national bureau of economic research says the recession ended in june 2009 lasting 18 months but did not say economic conditions have been favorable or that the economy returned to operating at normal capacity. with unemployment still at 9.6%, president obama at a town hall meeting on cnbc did not find a reason to celebrate the end of the recession declaration. >> obviously for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline. people who are struggling to pay the bills day-to-day, it's still very real for them. >> with a sluggish recovery, there is a fierce debate over extending the bush tax cuts. the administration is pushing for extension of the cuts to the middle class. a growing number of people including connecticut independent senator joseph lieberman say raising taxes on anybody right n
calls insinuation of u.s. involvement inexcusable. the internal battle over democrats over when and what to extend bush tax cut. why was a comedian testify today in character on capitol hill? live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama says the idea that u.s. because we hind the 9/11 attacks is offensive and hateful. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is not backing down from comments he made thursday at the united nations. senior correspondent eric shawn talked with the iranian leader today. >> reporter: you wished americans well, but you insulted millions and millions of americans claiming that the u.s. government had a hand in 9/11. quite frankly, sir, how could you say such an insane and nutty thing? >> translator: would you address your own president the same way? would they ever allow you to? you probably didn't real the full -- >> yes, i was this, yesterday. what evidence do you have that the u.s. government is responsible for 9/11? >> translator: you're not even allowing me to respond. >> reporter: go ahead. >> tr
>> sean: thank you we'll have more tomorrow night. as always thank you for being with us. let not your heart be troubled, the news continues. greta is gonna take it away see you tomorrow night. thanks for badadadadadadadadada. welcome to fox news live coverage of the president's oval office address on iraq. i'm bret baier in washington. tonight, president obama announces the official end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. after almost seven and a half years since the invasion that toppled saddam hussein. the president is expected to outline where the war goes from here and what lies ahead in afghanistan. coming up right after the speech a special o'reilly factor. here is bill with a preview. bill? >> bill: bret, after the president speaks tonight we have our barack and hard place duo colmes and crowley analyze what he said and the political implications of his remarks. also colonel david hunt and lt. colonel ralph peters on the military situation right now in iraq. is it getting worse? could the terrorists still win? that, plus the usual factor chaos with john stossel, lis wie
. now, it's just not smart from an economic perspective for us to allow a whole bunch of those jobs that are right here in the united states to go away. >> reporter: boehner made headlines last month demanding the president fire his economic team. mr. obama returned fire in his home, calling out his name no fewer than times. >> there were no new policies for mr. boehner. >> we've offered him new ideas for the last 20 months. >> reporter: on sunday, boehner said he wants to see the bush era taxes for all income brackets, but would support an extension limited to the middle class if he has no other choice. >> i think that's bad policy. i don't think that's going to help our economy. >> reporter: still, the white house claimed the g.o.p. leader had changed his tune. >> i think that congressman boehner was fairly clear yesterday in outlining a position that the president outlined last week. >> reporter: on sunday, a new york times article portrayed boehner as indebted to lobbyists and 45 currently or recently departed house members raised more from lobbyists than boehner, among them
first big pitch to nationwide conservatives. james rosen shows us how she was received ♪ don't stop believing republican christine jo'donnell was the bell of the ball where they soaked up the anti-establishment fervor that vaulted her to the national stage. >> they're trying to say we're trying to take over this party or that campaign. they don't get it. we're not trying to take back our country. we are our country. >> some of our establishment friends are not real happy with me or you, so, i think we're in a-- we're in good company today. >> senator jim demint who's riled party leaders by promoting tea party candidates over some g.o.p. stallworths has one of politicians on hand. they come to hawk books, rally the faithful and do testing of both the political waters and latest punchlines. >> yes, we have serious enemies and growing threats around the world, unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is arizona. rahm emanuel should have sent a dead fish to secretary salazar that might have prevented a whole bunch of dead fish in the gulf coast. >> they have
will tell you where and what the u.s. is doing about it. democrats decide not to vote on tax cuts before the election. the house minority leader says he knows why. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm bret baier. we start off tonight in america's news headquarters just 34 days ahead of the november mid-terms that could shift the balance of power. we begin at the fox big board again tonight. we are following a number of races, first in the senate. we begin in california. where the candidates there in california are first, one, the senate races we are watching. the three-term senator barbara boxer facing her stiffest challenge ever. from republican carly fiorina. now the real clear politics average of this race has boxer leading by six points. as we head back to the state statistics for california, here in california, the state statistics have that the unemployment rate -- of course, it's a little sticky. the unemployment rate stands at 12.3% above the national average of 9.6%. in 2008, the golden state went to barack obama 61-37%. now chief political correspon
is here to tell us about an unusual strategy. >> all right, bret. at one time or another, president obama attacked wall street for greed and doctors for greed and insurance companies for theirs. and never stopped attacking the bush administration, he has attacked the tea party movie and the republican leadership. none of this seems to have work well with the president's poll ratings at new lows and even liberals such as wisconsin russ finegold hesitant to appear with him and now the president and allies are trying something new, attacking their own voters. at the end of the rolling stone interview the president came back into the room and spoke with inintensity and passion, it's inexcusable for any to stand on the side line, the apathy among democrats he says it quote, irresponsible. meanwhile of course, vice-president biden was telling democrats to stop whining and senator kerry we have an electorate that doesn't always pay attention to what's going on. mr. obama and allies are certainly not the first politicians to think the voters insufficiently appreciative of their wonderous achievem
in four homes in the u.s. >> we're on pace to set a new report with foreclosure accesstivity. the end of the year, we expect that 3.2 million households will receive foreclosure notice. >> thaw tried to hold back but now additions are picking up. >> we are going to see 1.2 million bank repositions under from under 11 million a year ago. >> it would take until 2013 to work through the bulk, but it may slow down as there is a freeze on new foreclosures. j.p. morgan chase announced it is halting effort to repossess 56,000 homes reviewing the legal document s requesting evictions. >> it's a technical problem and it has implication for housing market. >> bank employees prepare the legal documents but in 23 states the bank official who signs them must make a pledge to the court. >> the person says i have read the foreclosure documents. i have read the mortgage documents. and i believe that the foreclosure here is justified. >> that was easy in normal times when there was a manageable number of bad mortgages but not now. >> in the jp mortgage case with 18,000 cases a month, literally the peo
tells us why. >>reporter: high unemployment is a major drag on the pro-specifics for democrats in the next election so they have seized on the issue of outsourcing of job. >> we will take away the incentives the corporations have to take the jobs overseas. but republicans and some democrats argue that the democratic approach only punishes companies for trying to compete overseas. >> this bill could hinder job creation in america and actually send american jobs overseas permanently. having the opposite affect of what it intends. >> the bill does three things to discourage jobs overseas with tax incentives and penalties giving a tax holiday for 24 months if a company fires an overseas worker and hires one here. >> we know temporary tax credit dozen not increase employment. >> it eliminates tax deductions. and, third, companies that close a plants leader and open one overseas could not defer taxes on profits as they now can on any products they sold back to american consumers. some say this has more to do with politics than jobs. >> this is all bogus, political posturing, election
approaching, president obama is using campaign style event to offer economic compromise his aides doubt republicans will accept. >> we understand what season we have entered in washington. we know congress won't be here for a lot of time. >> what he began monday in milwaukee will continue in cleveland. he laid out billions of dollars in tax break and infrastructure spending that he predicts the republicans may oppose to score political points. if the proposals fail, he says, the winners would be the special interest he's opposed. >> they talk about me like a dog. [ applause ] that is not in my prepared remarks. >> the proposal include permanent extension of the research and development tax credit and year of tax free capital investment to encourage new business construction and equipment purchases and provide jobs for hard-hit manufacturering and construction workers. house minority leader john boehner say they're not bad proposals but they miss the big picture. excessive spending and uncertainty that the policy, including the massive tax hike they have planned for january 1 is creating
report." on behalf of all of us at fox news in washington and all of our viewers, i want to thank you for awfully good reporting. >> thank you. thank you for the audience and roger for the opportunity. i'm moving on to another opportunity but i'll cherish my years at fox. >> chris: for the final time, major garrett reporting from the white house. thank you for that. >> thank you, chris. >> chris: stocks were up today. dow added 128. the s&p gained 14-1/2. nasdaq was up 33-3/4. there is a new plan to put unemployed americans back to work at jobs they might not otherwise take. while some argue the effort could help secure the border, others say it's just a stunt that could put a dent in your wallet. correspondent claudia cowen takes a fair and balanced look. >> reporter: unemployed americans can find work on farms. that's the message the united farm workers of america is trying to get across with its take our jobs campaign. in response to calls for a crackdown on illegal immigration, the union is offering to train citizens to get food from field to truck to table. >> we are giving that
, e-mail us tonight. from new york, good night america. america. >> president obama tries to fire up a youth vote five weeks ahead of the november mid terms and brit hume tells about a new and risky strategy by the white house to pump out the turnout and ramps up endeavors to kill ill m tennants inside afghanistan. who they are. and live from the studio in washington. this is special report the. good evening, i'm bret baier. the white house decided that youth must be served and democrats must be shamed. we have fox team coverage of the administration's latest push for the mid terms. brit hume has analysis of democratic leaders tough love for democratic voters. we begin with wendell goler on the latest efforts to overcome what's being called the enthusiasm gap. >> in a back yard economy discussion in albuquerque, president obama showed a glimpse of frustration in the fall elections. >> that's choices are going to mean something and you've got to ask yourself what direction do i want this country to go in. >> across the country at penn state university, vice-president biden was all, bu
bill shultz, youuck. steven u.s. crewer, a delight having you. that does it for me. i am greg gutfeld and i shall see you next time. >> bret: the president rolls in ohio to roll out big spending and tax cut proposals but not for everyone. we'll show you how small businesses could be affected by a failure to extend all of the bush tax cuts. and secretary of state clinton sounds a warning over what she calls a serious threat to national security. live from our studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. today in the buckeye state, president obama shared his family struggle with making ends meet in tough economic times. but it was his remarks on the wealthy that drew the sharpest response from his critics. white house correspondent wendell goler takes a fair and balanced look. >> reporter: two weeks after house republican leader john boehner called on the president to fire his whole economic team, mr. obama went to the minority leader backyard to deliver a personal rebuttal. >> there were no new policies for mr. boehner. there were no new ideas.
, thank you. that brings to us the featured text to vote poll. here is question tonight -- what is our greatest national security threat? you can text your answer to 36288. type sr1 for national debt. sr2 for rogue nations. sr3 for terrorism. sr4 for unsecured boards. we'll bring you the results at the end of the show. up next, how the president's new economic proposals are playing in one battleground state. ahead of november's mid-term election. my nasal allergies are ruining our camping trip. i kn who works different than many other allergy medications. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- the nose! [ man ] did you know nasal symptoms like congestion can be caused by allergic inflammation? omnaris relieves your symptoms by fighting inflammation. side effects may include headache, nebleed, nd sore throat. [ inhales deeply ] i told my allergy sptoms to take a hike. omnaris. ask your doctor. battling nasal allergy symptoms? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at >> bret: we begin in ohio. for voters there it's all about the economy. carl cameron looks at how the can
by militants leaving 166 dead. fox news confirm u.s. authorities thwarted a similar style planned by al-qaeda, targeting sites in the u.k., france, germany and possibly denmark, frequented by foreigners including americans. >> so whatever maximizes instability and instills the greatest fear in the greatest number of people. >> the recent wave of drone attacks unleashed on the terror-rich border with afghanistan is said to be an attempt by the u.s. to disrupt the plot. president obama is reported to have been monitoring the situation and america is on top of it, according to the secretary of homeland security. >> we know al-qaeda and al-qaeda type affiliates are out there and they are determined. they are determined to attack target in the west, be they call it hard or soft targets. >> defensible figure in the plot is a german of afghan descent who worshipped in the same mosque in hamburg as other 9/11 plotters. he was picked up by july by americans in afghanistan after training with al-qaeda. sources in germany tell fox news his stories were vague and motive unclear. but with an al-qaed
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see. correspondent shannon bream tells us about a new effort to fix the system many people feel is in need of major repair. >> even kids are getting stupider every year or something is wrong behind the education system. >> reporter: the man behind the explosive new education documentary waiting for superman, says it's the latter. david guggenheim's movie about the u.s. public school system will hit theaters. it follows students and their families on their uphill battle to secure good education in a system that guggenheim labeled broken. >> among 30 developed countries we rank 25th in math. >> reporter: reed, lauded by some for innovative ideas, and criticized, features in the documentary. says it's time the country gets a good look at what is happening. >> if you look at what's happened in america public education over the last years, we've gone from number one in a lot of respects to absolutely at the bottom amongst developed nations. >> reporter: while charter schools are portrayed positively in the new films, teachers unions are not, but this is no attack from the right. g
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